Riccardo Welters is a senior lecturer in Economics at James Cook University, Australia. Previously, he held positions at University of Newcastle, Australia and University of Maastricht, Netherlands.
He obtained a PhD in economics from University of Maastricht, Netherlands in 2005. He then accepted a Fellowship at the Centre of Full Employment and Equity (CofFEE), which is located at the University of Newcastle in Australia. Subsequently he accepted a position at James Cook University early 2008. While at James Cook University, he has furthered his research agenda in areas relating to socio-economic disadvantage and the labour market.
His research has appeared in international journals, including the British Journal of Industrial Relations, Labour Economics and Journal of Economic Psychology.